This is the story of a lady from Maryland whose story is a bit stranger than most. While Lyme is frequently misdiagnosed and/or untreated, this story forces me to believe that many in the medical community are more in need of our aid than I had previously supposed. For D. , it all started with … More Lyme Disease: Stories From the Front Lines of an Epidemic – D. from Maryland
Since this was written in an open format and with the public in mind as a post on her blog (and graciously shared) , I will allow it to stand as such and make only spelling and grammar corrections as needed. For more from this brave lady’s blog see the source list at the back … More Lyme Disease: Stories From the Front Lines of an Epidemic – Lauren H. L.
When I first offered to write this book, I had no idea what kind of response I would get…and so I was perhaps a bit surprised when the first offer to share I got came from not a person but an organization that had created a fundraiser for a person. But, hey, okay, whatever. There … More Lyme Disease: Stories From the Front Lines of an Epidemic – Elizabeth C.
(In her own words.) I got bit by a tick when I was 15 years old. I did not have a rash and the doctors at the time did not believe one can have Lyme if they did not have a rash, end of story. They were WRONG! Since I was 15, I had reoccurring … More Lyme Disease: Stories From the Front Lines of an Epidemic – Jillian C.
Jesse speaks::: As far back as my teenage years (early 1980’s) I remember feeling “sickly” & having mental confusion. In my early 20’s these things got worse & I wondered if I was going crazy. Landed a career as a jeweler in a jewelry store setting stones, soldering gold- jewelry repair. I would have outbursts of anger … More Lyme Disease: Stories From the Front Lines of an Epidemic – Jesse H.
The Red Cross Blood Donation Disconnect It is confusing as all get out to me that the American Red Cross, bulwark of public safety, and the biggest source of US blood donations, absolutely will not accept blood from patients who have had babesia and in the majority of states will not accept blood from people … More Lyme Disease: Stories From the Front Lines of an Epidemic – Nonfic Insert 1 – Some Lyme Paradoxes – Sam S.
(In her own words and with all relevant permissions) My name is Maggie R. I currently live in Maryland. I am 28 years old and was first diagnosed at 16. I currently live with mild chronic Lyme disease. I was 16 years old and it was the summer between my junior and senior year of … More Lyme Disease: Stories From the Front Lines of An Epidemic – Maggie R.
Alison Easton wrote this for me when I asked her about her Lyme story. And as it reads like an open letter and is in the first person and the declarative style, I will let it stand thus. I have made some minor grammatical corrections for readability but what you see below is one woman’s … More Lyme Disease: Stories From the Front Lines of An Epidemic – Alison E.
Hello, and welcome again to Bohica Lyme. For those of you who are new this is a blog about growing up and becoming a responsible human being in a culture that fears death, is youth fixated, and believes that “adulthood” is a semi-mystical state. This blog is for everyone who is feeling a little lost … More A friendly reminder and warning